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    How to Share Your Big Career News

    Whether you have landed your first job out of law school, changed firms/offices, made partner, won a big case, or closed a major deal, there are several great ways to share this news with others. 1. Business Cards If you are a new hire or a lateral...

    Networking in a Whole New Light

    Don't Look at Networking as Networking I know that many lawyers are turned off, if not terrified by the concept of networking. The idea of walking into a room full of strangers and striking up a conversation is truly worse than a root canal. I...

    Keeping Tabs on Important Matters the Simple Way

    If your ears are burning, there's a good chance someone is talking about you. Legend has it that if the right ear is burning, you are being praised. If the left ear is burning, however, you are the subject of evil intent. And that's no good. If...

    Communicating with Clients: Be Sure Your Clients Know what You are Doing for Them

    Lawyers have a tendency to focus on the task at hand without communicating their actions to clients. They may be doing a great job with documents, the courts or the opposing parties, but the clients are never told. Attorneys may think they are communicating...

    Financial Stability, BigLaw, and You

    The recent shuttering of BigLaw firms Dewey & LeBoeuf and Howrey adds another layer of complexity for law students researching firms as they prepare for on-campus interview season. Financial stability may not be as high on your rank order of preferences...

    Daydreaming’s Hidden Value

    As a new attorney or law student, you've become familiar with hard work and perseverance. If someone told you to take time out to "daydream" or reflect on the problem at hand instead of immediately diving in to tackle it, you'd probably...

    When Is It Time to Go?

    Any associate can be committed to a successful career in a firm, yet become alienated and unable to sustain the commitment. I once coached an associate at a firm, who was driven to distraction by one partner who was both arrogant and a bully. The other...

    Young Lawyers: Don't Let this Happen to You

    When Relying on the Word of Others is Not Enough I saw a brief blurb about the case over at Legal Ethics Forum and I had to know more. The expert was missing a key document, and was going to be out of the country during the deadline for the motion...

    Using Social Networking Tools to Leverage Your Legal Career

    Build Your Legal Career with the use of Social Media Tools